Posted , 4 users are following.
I am a person that was raised by parents with the thought that medication shouldn't be used because of its drastic side effects. Started suffering from anxiety 5 years ago when I had a panic attack in college, after this event my life has changed drastically. 6 months ago I decided to start therapy with a psychiatrist, we believe that medication could be a solution to my problem however, I havenot taken the decision to take it. My symptoms when anxious are the following: sweaty palms, pressure in my head, lack of concentration, lack of self confidence, social anxiety, anxiety to travel. My symptoms when depressed are the following: lack o motivation, lost of where to go in life, fear of failure, fear of lack of control, lack of motivation to wake up during the day. I am starting to feel that cognitive behavioral therapy is not enough for my problem, eventhough we have been working strong with my therapist I still dont find it is solving my problem. I am a very dedicated person currently pursuing a masters and working at the same time. Few people in my life know what im going through as I have always been seen from the outside as an overachiever. I also have a fear that falling in depression to much could lead me to be a more depressive person and that is why I am thinking to go a step further and try medication. I also feel that people near me dont feel the same way I do and I often ask my self why ? I also put my self in the positions of other and always ask my self how I would deal with that particular situation If I was in their place (this thought process often makes me feel worse). I know I have a big goal in life which is to become a successfull person and after this experience I want to create a source of helping people with anxiety and depression. In order to reach these goals in my life I have to deal with my own problems first and that is why im asking for an advice in this matter. I have tried reading books l like "feel good" and "panic Attack" but I seemed to get worst as i read thorugh them. I am starting to feel that the more involved I am in this problem the worst my feelings are. Trying to find for that particular solution of why I feel this way has not helped me as well, as it seems that I am looking for a particular answer that I am almost sure in my mind that I wont be able to find. What should I do ? the suggested medication for my case is to try one of the following medications: Lexapro, Celexa, (wellbutrin + Clonazepam).
0 likes, 4 replies